Types of Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation used to describe animation created by physically manipulating the real-world object and photographing them one frame of the video at a time to create the illusion of movement.

There are many various types of stop-motion animation, usually named after the medium used to create the animation. Computer software is widely available to create a type of animation. However, the traditional stop motion is less expensive and time-consuming to produce than the current computer animation.

Stop Motion Animation

1. Puppet Animation

Puppet animation typically involves stop-motion puppet figures interacting in a constructed environment, in contrast to real-world interaction in model animation. The puppets have an armature inside of them to keep them still and steady to constrain their motion to particular joints. There are so many Stop Motion Animation.

2. Clay Animation

Clay animation uses figures made up of clay or similar malleable material to create the stop-motion animation. The figures have an armature or wire frame inside, similar to the related puppet animation, which can be manipulated to pose the figures.

3. Cutout Animation

Cutout Animation is a kind of stop-motion animation produced by moving two-dimensional pieces of material cloth or paper.

4. Model Animation

Model animation created to interact with and exist as a part of a live-action world. Matte effects and split screens are often used to blend stop-motion characters or objects with live actors and settings.

5. Object Animation

Object animation applies to the use of regular inanimate objects in stop-motion animation, as opposed to specially created items.

Graphics Animation

The graphic animation uses the non-drawn flat visual graphic material like photographs, magazines, newspaper clippings, etc. which are sometimes managed frame-by-frame to create movement. At other times, the graphics stop stationary, while the stop-motion camera is moved to create on-screen action.


Brickfilm are a subgenre of object animation including using Lego and other similar brick toys to make an animation. These have had a recent boost in popularity with the arrival of video sharing sites, YouTube and the availability of affordable cameras and animation software.

6. Pixilation

Pixilation involves the use of real humans as stop motion characters. It allows for some surreal effects, including disappearances and reappearances, enabling people to appear to slide across the ground, and other effects.

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